Tag archive of head and neck cancer awareness

Shop For a Cause: Kroger’s Community Rewards Program

Attention Kroger Shoppers! Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all that money you spent on groceries each week could go to a good cause? It sounds too good to be true, but thanks to Kroger’s Community Rewards program, it isn’t! As part of this program, Kroger divisions contribute about $50 million each year to local schools and nonprofits organizations—accounting for one fifth of the company’s total $250 million-a-year charitable activity. The

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Early Detection: How a Florida Start-Up Could Revolutionize Oral Cancer Screening

According to the World Health Organization, there are over 600,000 new cases of head and neck cancer and 300,000 deaths worldwide each year. This a lot of deaths when we consider the fact that head and neck cancers have the potential not only to be easily treatable but also, survivable. The problem we face right now is early detection. I know you’ve heard us say this before, but trust me when I say, it bears repeating. Over and over and over again.

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Dentists: On the Front Line of Defense Against Oral Cancer

When it comes to oral cancer, the role that dentists and dental hygienists play in early detection is absolutely paramount. If you’ve been following the work of Joan’s Foundation, you’ve probably heard us say once or twice that dentists are on the front line of defense against this life-threatening disease. This is a fact that we cannot stress enough. But why is that? And why is it so important to raise public awareness about oral cancer? Our

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